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Jim Derhaag, a former race car driver, poses in his Shakopee office with a lion and a black wildebeest he shot while on African safaris.

Big-game hunters find themselves in crosshairs after Cecil's killing

While many big-game hunters have gone underground amid international furor over the killing of a beloved lion in Zimbabwe by a Minnesotan, some are defending what they see as a legitimate sport that pours millions of dollars into poverty-stricken countries and contributes to wildlife preservation.
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53 minutes ago

Financing tool for Southwest light-rail project questioned by GOP transportation leader

The obscure financial tool would provide bridge financing to aid in rail line’s cash-flow problems.
West Metro
4:09pm

Unattended bag scare closes part of MSP airport, causes delays

No explosives were found, but the incident caused delays.
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11:52am
This image of Cecil the lion strolling in Hwange National Park was taken from a November 2012 video.

Twin Cities dentist says he wants to cooperate with hunting inquiry

U.S. wildlife officials say a representative for Walter Palmer contacted the agency late Thursday, before wildlife authorities in Zimbabwe called for his extradition to their country.
West Metro
7:24am
Michael Karkoc spent some time working in his yard in Minneapolis, Mi...

Germany won't continue Nazi probe involving Minneapolis man, 96

Michael Karkoc’s family has consistently said that the 96-year-man is innocent.
West Metro
6:27am

Plymouth swimmer abandons English Channel crossing

Karen Zemlin was more than three-quarters of the way across when she gave up her attempt, according to an online tracker.
West Metro
July 31

Hobby Lobby opens store in Maple Grove

The grand opening of Hobby Lobby in Maple Grove on Monday will mark the eighth Minnesota location for the crafts and home decor retailer, which…
West Metro
July 31
This image of Cecil the lion strolling in Hwange National Park was taken from a November 2012 video.

Zimbabwe official: Extradition sought for Twin Cities man who killed lion

"Unfortunately it was too late to apprehend the foreign poacher as he had already absconded to his country of origin," Zimbabwe's wildlife minister said at a Friday news conference.
West Metro
July 30

Eden Prairie woman charged in embezzlement case now being investigated in son's death

Eden Prairie mom asked about insurance soon after baby died.
West Metro
July 30

Brooklyn Park pays $2.8 million to settle police brutality lawsuit

A probationary officer illegally used deadly force on a 23-year-old man, then covered up aspects of his role in the shooting, the lawsuit alleged.
West Metro
July 30

Charge: Hopkins woman stole nearly $150,000 from estate sales

A Hopkins woman stole nearly $150,000 from clients of her estate sale business, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said Thursday. Mary Jane Thompson, 71, has…
West Metro
July 30

Car fatally hits woman crossing in middle of busy Brooklyn Blvd.

The Minneapolis woman, 21, died several hours later at the hospital.
West Metro
July 30
Kristen Hall led the group of protesters from Animal Rights Coalition and Minnesota Animal Liberation in chants in front of Dr. Walter Palmer's dental practice in Bloomington on Wednesday.

U.S. agencies step up in case of dentist who killed lion

In Zimbabwe, two men implicated in the killing of Cecil were in court Wednesday. In Bloomington, Dr. Walter Palmer was referring his patients to other dentists for the time being.
West Metro
July 30
Hydrocodone bitartrate and acetaminophen pills, also known as Vicodin.

Experts seeking solutions to surge in painkiller-related crime

Statewide conference on pain pills to be held in Minneapolis next month.
West Metro
July 29

Americans hunting in foreign countries subject to few U.S. laws

Minnesota trophy hunter Walter Palmer is being severely judged in the court of public opinion, but he appears unlikely to face prosecution in the U.S.
West Metro
July 29

School counselor sexually assaulted student, charges say

David J. Henderson has posted bail. His court date has not yet been scheduled.
West Metro
July 29

Obituaries: Ursula and Jerry Choromanski, founders of New Hope care center

The couple, who died a week apart, thrived on work, family, faith.
West Metro
July 29
A dog sniffed at stuffed animals placed Tuesday at the front door of River Bluff Dental in Bloomington, owned by Dr. Walter Palmer.

Bloomington dentist thought he was acting legally at lion hunt

A big-game hunter from the Twin Cities acknowledged Tuesday that he killed a beloved lion in Zimbabwe with a bow and arrow, but said he regrets what he did.
West Metro
July 28

Longtime acquaintance defends lion hunter as 'very bright, honorable guy'

Dennis Dunn, an outdoor writer in Kirkland, Wash., is a longtime acquaintance of Walt Palmer, the Minnesota dentist and big-game hunter who has become the…
West Metro
July 28

Tevlin: Data 'nerd' sues Bloomington to keep it transparent

Tony Webster has been called a nuisance, a harasser and “an apparent agent of Black Lives Matter,” among other things. He says he’s just a…